Articles tagged under: Assam

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Asia’s second longest rail-cum-road bridge over river Brahmaputra

December 25, 2018

Assam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated a 4.94 km-long bridge on the Brahmaputra river which is Asia’s second longest rail-cum-road bridge. It has a serviceable period of 120 years. Around 70,000 metric tonnes of steel has been used for the construction of this Bogibeel Road-cum-Rail Bridge on the river Brahmaputra. Read More

SpiceJet announces three new flights connecting Ahmedabad to Srinagar, Guwahati and Chennai

November 29, 2018
SpiceJet announces three new flights connecting Ahmedabad to Srinagar, Guwahati and Chennai

New Delhi: Private budget air operator SpiceJet today announced it will launch six new flights from December 20 including Ahmedabad - Srinagar - Ahmedabad via Jammu, Ahmedabad - Guwahati - Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad - Chennai - Ahmedabad. All three flights will be serviced by Boeing 737 aircraft. Booking for new flights are opened at SpiceJet website.   Flight Schedule: Flt No. Origin Destination Departure Arrival Frequency SG-738 Ahmedabad Jammu 9:55 am 11:30 am 1,...Read More

On what right Dr Manmohan Singh is visiting Gujarat? : Himanta Biswa Sarma

November 07, 2017
On what right Dr Manmohan Singh is visiting Gujarat? : Himanta Biswa Sarma

Ahmedabad: BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today took on former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in series of tweets and questioned his visit to Gujarat after doing injustice to Gujarat and Assam in crude oil royalty when he was the Prime Minister. Biswa Sarma in series of tweets said: 'Royalty on crude oil at pre discounted price is the sovereign rights of the states. Gujarat and Assam used to get it till march,2008. In order to pursue political vendettas, Dr Singh chan...Read More

PM Narendra Modi opens India’s longest river bridge in Assam

May 26, 2017

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on the third anniversary of the NDA government opened India's longest Dhola-Sadiya river bridge in Assam and named it after singer Bhupen Hazarika. The PM slammed the previous Congress-led UPA government for "long delays" in infrastructure projects, including on this bridge project. "You have been waiting for this bridge for the last five decades, today you have got it. And if (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee had been re-elected in 2004, this bridge ...Read More

PM to open India’s longest 9.5 km river bridge that will cut down Assam – Arunachal travel time by 4 hours

May 15, 2017
PM to open India’s longest 9.5 km river bridge that will cut down Assam – Arunachal travel time by 4 hours

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the longest river bridge of India on May 26 in Assam. The bridge is 9.15 km long. It is 3.55 km longer than Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai. The project cost of this bridge is Rs 950 crore. Construction of this bridge started in 2011. The bridge is located at 540 km from Assam capital and 300 km from Arunachal Pradesh capital. This Dhola - Sadiya bridge on the river Brahmaputra will cut down travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh b...Read More

PM Modi to address the nation on third anniversary of his govt from Assam

May 10, 2017
PM Modi to address the nation on third anniversary of his govt from Assam

New Delhi: On completion of three years of BJP led NDA government in Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from Guwahati on May 26, when the NDA government completes three years in office and its state government in Assam completes a year. Modi will inaugurate the Dhola-Sadiya bridge which is the longest bridge of the country. The Prime Minister will also be laying the foundation stone of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Changsari in the vicinity of Guwahati....Read More

Ex Congress minister Robin Bordoloi joins BJP

December 21, 2016
Ex Congress minister Robin Bordoloi joins BJP

Guwahati:Robin Bordoloi, former Congress minister and son of first chief minister of undivided Assam Bharat Ratna Gopinath Bordoloi, today joined BJP. "BJP is doing good work, both at the Centre and the state. I appreciate their work and that is why I have joined them. I want to work for the people," said Bordoloi after joining BJP at a function here. The three-time Congress MLA alleged that he did not get due respect and position in Congress. In 2001, Bordoloi, an ex-Army officer, wa...Read More

Govt-run madrassas in Assam will not be allowed Friday holiday

November 29, 2016
Govt-run madrassas in Assam will not be allowed Friday holiday

Guwahati: Government-run madrassas in Assam will not be allowed to keep their institutions closed on Fridays and during the month of Ramzan as it is against government rules, state Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said. However, the madrassas in the state will be allowed one-hour break on Friday for prayers. The minister said there is no law in India which recognises Friday as a holiday. Making it clear that there cannot be two holidays in a week for madrassas, the minister sa...Read More

BJP leader’s son kidnapped, ULFA releases ISIS-style video

August 22, 2016

Guwahati:A BJP leader's son has been kidnapped from Assam's Tinsukia district with the Paresh Barua-led ULFA-Independent releasing an ISIS-style video that purportedly shows him surrounded by armed and masked militants and appealing to Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal to secure his early release. The video, aired by local TV channels today, shows BJP leader and Tinsukia Zilla Parishad vice-president Lakheswar Moran's son Kuldeep, who was allegedly abducted by the group on August 1, pleading to...Read More

Suspected NDFB(S) militants kill 14, injure 20 in Assam

August 05, 2016
Suspected NDFB(S) militants kill 14, injure 20 in Assam

Kokrajhar (Assam):Terror struck Assam today when suspected NDFB(S) militants attacked a crowded market place in Kokrajhar district killing 14 people and leaving more than 20 others injured. One of the attackers was killed in retaliatory action by security forces. Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay said the attack at Balajan Tiniali market, 12 km from here, was supected to be the handiwork of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) and search operations by the security for...Read More

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